BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan – The 1107th Theater Aviation
Sustainment Maintenance Group of the Missouri National Guard, 1st
Theater Sustainment Command, has been providing vital aviation
repair and support for various aircraft here.
retrograde of troops and equipment continues throughout the theater
of operations in Afghanistan, the need for air support is in no way
Sgt. Matthew Patey, an aviation sheet metal mechanic with the
1107th Theater Aviation Support Maintenance Group of the Missouri
National Guard, 1st Theater Sustainment Command and a Nixa, Mo.
native, works on an aircraft at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan on
January 29, 2014. (U.S.
Army photo Sgt. Jarred Woods, 1st Theater Sustainment Command)
“We do everything from beaded-panel upgrades to
battle-damage repairs,” said Sgt. Matthew Patey, an aviation
sheet metal mechanic with the 1107th TASMG, 1st TSC and a
Nixa, Mo. native. “We try to them as safely and as quick as
possible because the ground troops depend on the aircraft.”
As contingency operations in theater are continuous and
ongoing, the 1107th TASMG, 1st TSC has been working round
the clock to complete their mission.
“The soldiers here have been working long and hard hours to
produce a quality product,” said Patrick Lindy, a logistics
assurance representative with Aviation Missile Command and
an Oroville Wash. native. “The work that these guys do is
critical to make sure the war-fighter can move around
The 1107th TASMG, 1st TSC's contribution
to combat-support and retrograde missions truly shows when
it comes to the numbers.
“We have a 100 percent
success rate,” said Lindy. “We had more than 130 maintenance
engineering calls this past quarter. We were able to save
the U.S. Army more than $4 milliion.”
As long as the
1107th TASMG, 1st TSC are at BAF, the mission needs of
aircraft support are sure to be met.
By U.S. Army Sgt. Jarred Woods
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